Lieut. James Richardson

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Lt. James Richardson

Birthplace: Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Death: June 1677 (36)
Unknown (King Philip's War - Battle at Scarborough Maine)
Place of Burial: Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ezekiel Richardson, of Woburn and 'Goodwife' Susanna Brooks
Husband of Bridget Chandler
Father of Elizabeth Allen and Ezekiel Richardson
Brother of Phoebe Baldwin; Theophilus Richardson; Capt. Josiah Richardson, Sr.; John Richardson; Jonathan Richardson and 1 other

Occupation: James was in charge of the Christian Indians of the Wamesit tribe at Chelmsford. He was a lieutenant in the local train-band
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About Lieut. James Richardson

He was the son of Ezekiel Richardson and Susanna Bradford. He married Bridget Henchman on Nov. 28, 1660 in Chelmsford MA

James was in charge of the Christian Indians of the Wamesit tribe at Chelmsford. He was a lieutenant in the local train-band. He saw service from the beginning of King Philip's War and was killed June 29, 1677, in battle at Scarborough Maine.


James Richeson (Richardson) was baptized in the Charlestown First Church on 11 Jul 1641, the son of Ezekiel and Susannah (Unknown) Richeson.[1] [2]

On 28 Nov 1660, he married Bridget Hinchman, the sister of Maj. Thomas Hinchman of Chelmsford, Mass[3] [4] [5] [6] [2]. Their children included[7] [8] :

  1. Thomas, born October 26, 1661[7], who married Hannah Colburn[2]
  2. James born November 24, 1663[8] [2]
  3. Elisabeth, born September 27, 1665[8] , who married Andrew Allen of Andover on January 1, 1681[2]
  4. Eziekel born September 3, 1667[8], who married Mary Bunker[2]
  5. Phebe, born January 10, 1669[7],who died in 1677[2]
  6. Ruth, born February 16, 1671[7], who died in 1674[2]
  7. Bridget, born March 17, 1674[9] [2]
  8. John, whose father was noted in his estate in 1697[10] [2]

On June 29, 1677, Lieut James Richardson was killed in a battle in Maine[2]. Bridget's brother, Thomas Hinchman was administrator of his estate.[2] [11]

On October 8, 1679 his widow married William Chandler[2]

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Lieut. James Richardson's Timeline

May 2, 1641
Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
July 11, 1641
September 3, 1667
Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA, United States
Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
June 1677
Age 36
Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States